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1. Questions to the Cabinet Secretary for Housing, Local Government and Planning: Questions Without Notice from Party Spokespeople (10 Jul 2024)

Joel James: the campaign for national parks is that only 19 per cent of our lakes in Wales's three national parks and only 44 per cent of our rivers achieved good or higher ecological status, with sewage pollution being the main issue for such low scores. Between 2017 and 2021, Pembrokeshire Coast National Park saw a decline in water bodies meeting good overall status from 48.3 per cent to just 28...

Message to Attend the Lords Commissioners: Election of Speaker ( 9 Jul 2024)

Edward Davey: clearing up the mess they have inherited. We on the Liberal Democrat Benches will hold the Government to account; that is our job. We will focus on the health and care crisis, on ending the sewage scandal, and on helping people with the cost of living crisis. Mr Speaker-Elect, the new Government have a huge majority, so it will be a particularly difficult job for the Speaker to help...

2. Questions to the Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Energy and Welsh Language: Questions Without Notice from Party Spokespeople ( 3 Jul 2024)

Joel James: ...all of us to exercise more, which is probably something I could do a bit more, I suppose. However, as you are aware, Tenby north beach, where the athletes swim, has had yet another discharge of raw sewage, which has caused Natural Resources Wales to issue a pollution risk danger warning to not only this beach, but Tenby south beach, Castle beach and the nearby Penally beach as well....

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Budget (No. 2) Bill: Second Stage ( 2 Jul 2024)

Mark Durkan: ...watercourses, a risk to public health and the likelihood that hospitals, schools and businesses could, if their waste water cannot be treated, have to close. Our rivers are being filled with raw sewage. In the face of such a bleak picture and a bad smell, it is difficult to comprehend a £137 million allocation for this year. The reform and sustainability of our public transport network...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statements: Lough Neagh Report and Action Plan ( 2 Jul 2024)

Robin Swann: ...and how many times he has brought it to the Executive. With regard to fines and penalties, the Supreme Court has just ruled that water companies can be sued for nuisance and trespass for dumping sewage, even if there has been no negligence or deliberate misconduct by the company. Will the Minister study that ruling by the Supreme Court and see how applicable it is to Northern Ireland,...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Supply Resolution for the Northern Ireland Main Estimates 2024-25; and Supply Resolution for Excess Votes for 2016-17, 2018-19, 2020-21, 2021-22 ( 1 Jul 2024)

Patsy McGlone: .... The additional moneys for social housing were mentioned, and that is very welcome indeed. Many of our towns are in paralysis because of the lack of investment in the waste water disposal system. Sewage disposal works are at or beyond capacity. That has an effect on the delivery of social and private housing and on retail and commercial developments. Consequentially, there is an impact on...

2. Questions to the Cabinet Secretary for Climate Change and Rural Affairs: Water Security (19 Jun 2024)

Huw Irranca-Davies: ...urban drainage as well, which I know Julie James, in her local government and housing role, is very keen on as well, so that we're not flushing into the old combined sewerage system—water and sewage—but actually we are making sure it goes into naturally processed water, like we used to do in the old days.

5. Statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Climate Change and Rural Affairs: Wales's World-class Recycling (18 Jun 2024)

Jenny Rathbone: ...—? The wealth of Peru was founded of guano in the nineteenth century, and it was one of the more most important fertilizers at that point. How can we accelerate the separation of grey water from sewage, so that we're not having to pay for expensive extra sewage plants, when we could be reusing the grey water to clean our streets and water our flowers?

2. Business Statement and Announcement (18 Jun 2024)

Heledd Fychan: Secondly, I'm sure you're aware, as a constituency Member of the Senedd for the area, of the ongoing sewage spills impacting the river Ogmore and Ogmore-by-Sea beach. The beach has been classified as 'abnormal' by Natural Resources Wales, and is one of the two worst beaches in Wales for water quality, with people being advised not to swim, despite it being a designated bathing area in 2023....

1. Questions to the First Minister: Tackling Environmental Pollution (18 Jun 2024)

Janet Finch-Saunders: ...brooks, fresh, clean air and sweeping green pastures. It was a tranquil land filled with those of us who cherished and protected its idyllic environment. Now, however, the rivers are filled with sewage, the air is ripe with the stench from ill-managed landfills, and protected countryside is subjected to illegal fly-tipping time after time after time. Even this month, with ongoing criminal...

5. Statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Climate Change and Rural Affairs: A sustainable Welsh marine environment (11 Jun 2024)

Delyth Jewell: ..., as a Government in Wales, working internationally and helping global research to look at this? Now, we've also seen mention made of the state of our water, because water companies are discharging sewage into our seas and rivers and ensuring that companies are held to account for this is so important. And, in terms of improving our environmental governance and ensuring that those who...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Defective Premises Bill: Consideration Stage (11 Jun 2024)

Colin McGrath: ...list of things that the residents are facing: their neighbours' houses have already been knocked down because they were collapsing; the sewerage pipes are cracking and giving way, which is causing sewage issues; the road network is breaking up and unadopted, which causes problems for bin collections; and no yellow grit boxes have been placed in the development, because it has not been...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Infrastructure: Water Pollution (11 Jun 2024)

John Blair: ...answer. I will continue with a question on water quality. Can I have an update on the implementation, if there is to be any, of event duration monitors, which give notification that there will be a sewage overflow issue?

1. Questions to the First Minister: River Pollution (11 Jun 2024)

Mike Hedges: Thank you for that answer. River pollution is a problem across Wales, with the Wye and Usk having serious problems with pollution. With the River Tawe, we have raw sewage discharge, agricultural pollution and microplastics. Agriculture is a leading cause of water problems globally. Fertilisers, pesticides and animal waste from farms and livestock operations can easily wash into rivers during...

Scottish Parliament: Topical Question Time: Flooding Resilience (Edinburgh) (28 May 2024)

Foysol Choudhury: During the heavy rainfall this week, constituents again raised concerns with me that sewage could be discharged into the Water of Leith. When the Scottish Government ditched its 2030 climate target, I warned that inaction on the climate would result in more heavy rainfall and flooding, and potentially more sewage in our waterways. I requested a meeting to discuss those combined sewage...

Valedictory Debate (24 May 2024)

Matthew Offord: ....” It is still vital to be a Member of Parliament; those who come after us will recognise that. I leave on one note that I am particularly sad about. For 30 years, I have complained about sewage in our rivers and our seas. Not much has changed over the last 30 years; all that has changed is that the Government have implemented a scheme for monitoring the amount of sewage that goes into...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Southern Water: Sewage (24 May 2024)

Stephen Morgan: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will undertake an environmental impact assessment of Southern Waters policy on sewage discharges into (a) Langstone Harbour and (b) the Solent.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Southern Water: Standards (24 May 2024)

Robbie Moore: ...) during heavy rainfall. These catchments are affected by hydraulic overload from groundwater infiltration into sewers, leading to the WWTW becoming overloaded and therefore subject to additional sewage spills to the environment. Measures taken by the Pathfinder project to slow rainfall ingress into groundwater have already led to reductions in spill numbers and works are continuing to...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: River Wear: Pollution (24 May 2024)

Robbie Moore: ...the onus on Northumbrian Water to increase compliance at their sites which discharge into the River Wear. The government's Storm Overflow Discharge Reduction Plan is driving investment to reduce sewage discharges from storm overflows. This includes storm overflows discharging into the River Wear. Since 2011, the Water and Abandoned Metal Mine programme has delivered a number of...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Water Treatment (24 May 2024)

Sarah Olney: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to make quaternary water treatment mandatory for sewage plants serving large populations.

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